Parker Waichman Urges Zadroga Renewal Advocates to Use “Take Action” Tool

Parker Waichman LLP was involved in creating the “Take Action” tool, which allows individuals to contact their members of Congress to advocate for reauthorization of the Zadroga Act.

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has spent many years fighting to ensure that the heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are never forgotten, is encouraging individuals to use the “Take Action” tool that allows responders, survivors, and advocates the ability to review their Congresspersons’ activities concerning the upcoming expiration of the James Zadroga Act. The firm was involved in the creation of the tool, which can be accessed at Renew 911 Health Organization’s website.

Parker Waichman LLP comments that the tool is designed to help 9/11 advocates contact a Congressperson and ask for that Congressional member to co-sponsor the bi-partisan legislation to renew the Zadroga Act. The Zadroga Act provides benefits for 9/11 responders and survivors through the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, which provides medical treatment and monitoring, and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which provides compensation. “Parker Waichman is proud and honored to have been a part of the ‘Take Action’ tool,” said Matthew J. McCauley, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker Waichman LLP. “Renewing the Zadroga Act is particularly important the firm as the country approaches the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.”

Parker Waichman actively worked toward the 2010 passage of the Zadroga Act, including taking part in lobbying efforts and trips to the nation’s capital, often along with the firm’s clients—typically 9/11responders and survivors.

According to Parker Waichman, many responders suffer from 9/11-related illnesses, including cancer and chronic respiratory conditions. “Renewing the Zadroga benefits can help save the lives of the many survivors and selfless responders and rescue workers,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman. “As a firm that has fought for the rights of 9/11 heroes since the beginning, Parker Waichman encourages any individual to use the ‘Take Action’ tool and contact Congress to help ensure passage of this legislation.”

Parker Waichman continues to fight, alongside Ground Zero first responders, survivors, and advocates, to help ensure passage of the Zadroga Act and its amendments, and vows to continue its efforts to safeguard these heroes and ensure Zadroga Act benefits continue. To determine eligibility for compensation under the Zadroga Act, or for assistance with a claim, please visit Parker Waichman’s website or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

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